Drs. Birthi and Sholas: In the News, July 31, 2019

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July 31, 2019

  • Pravardhan R. Birthi, MD, FAAPMR, recently opened the Grand Island Pain Relief Center to help patients find long-term relief for chronic pain. Read more.
  • Maurice G. Sholas, MD, PhD, FAAPMR, principal at Sholas Medical Consulting LLC, is one of the featured doctors in the American Medical Association’s “Shadow Me” Specialty Series, where he shares his insights on why physiatry could be a good fit for medical students. Read more.

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Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.